BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA
The night will be anything but silent when Brian Setzer and his 18-piece big band swing their seventh annual holiday tour into The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $59.50-$125; call 693-5583.
GUY FIERI ROADSHOW
The Food Network star promises to cook up things they won’t let him do on TV at 8 p.m. Saturday in the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $35-$150; call 632-7600.
CERRONE VS. RATCLIFF, NJOKUANI VS. HORODECKI
World Extreme Cagefighting presents two of the heaviest lightweight showdowns of the year: title contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Ed Ratcliff and Anthony Njokuani vs. Chris Horodecki. The cage opens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $50-$175; call (800) 745-3000.
HOLIDAY HOOPS CLASSIC
A dozen men’s and women’s college teams mark the first time basketball bounces through the South Point arena, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. (Games of note include Southern Illinois vs. San Diego at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, and Arizona State vs. Texas A&M at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.) The opening whistles blow 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission tickets are $40 for a two-day pass, $25 for one day, $12.50 for students and military, and children 12 and younger are admitted free; call 797-8055.
Don’t Miss It is compiled by Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Corey Levitan. Contact him at 383-0456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The L.A. indie darlings — garnering attention for their Janis Joplin-esque singer, Aja Volkman — take up Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10; call 693-4040.